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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 5, 2011 8:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 72 Video (to me, anyway)

I'm floored that this video is new to you, but so glad that you've discovered it!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 6, 2011 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 72 Video (to me, anyway)

Well, as to the "floored" thing, I will freely admit that there are many things I'm sure I have yet to learn about this band. I'm thinking this is primarily due to the long hiatus I took from active listening and participation in the community. My "re-birth" a few years ago has left me playing catch up with so many wonderful things. In addition, I have never been a detail oriented kind of guy and so the existence of certain films, or recordings, or interviews or the such has often gone unrecognized by this humble poster. I am a much more visceral kind of listener, as one can glean from my posts and reviews. I certainly tip my cap to those who relish in the details of the band and the structure of the music, it is a truly admirable quality that has resulted in some great information that I truly appreciate. These folks are more aware of the specifics and history of this band than I will ever be.

My love for this music seems to be constantly shifting and changing course as I hear something different, or get a fresh view of an old favorite after reading something here. Finding artifacts like this makes me feel like a new listener all over again and I'm sure there are many other things out there that I have yet to discover. This may be why I keep coming back here, other than to mock and be mocked. Almost daily I am pointed in some new direction by something I read here and this is a wonderful thing that I appreciate more than I can say. I think my posting of this video, while I was fairly sure many of you had seen it before, was more aimed at folks like myself who are eagerly looking for something they haven't seen before and I wanted to be sure that as many people as possible had the chance to share the feeling I had as this played on my TV yesterday.

And I still fee that "No junk during jams" certainly sums it all up...well, not really, but I just like saying it.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 6, 2011 6:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 72 Video (to me, anyway)

I never saw it before either, so thanks!!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 6, 2011 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 72 Video (to me, anyway)

That's why we do what we do.

Have to be sure that everyone is aware of all the goodness out there.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jun 6, 2011 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 72 Video (to me, anyway)

I've seen snippets of this before, but not the whole thing ... so while I knew OF it, it's really something to see, and put the music into this context. Makes the Dark Star even more powerful, blasting and shimmering out over the sun-and-lysergic drenched crowd.

Reminds me that there's another great batch of videos - a great majority of the show from the Cameron show on 4/12/78 available on youtube. We've all seen this before, but this is a truly happy Jerry show - he's rockin' and grinning with huge energy.

US Blues:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbfjnUlhVc4&;playnext=1&list=PL78C766343A059BA0

and now I found the entire show posted as one long clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuYwO4zC2Ds

what a fun show.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 6, 2011 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 72 Video (to me, anyway)

Hey there -- no need to explain. There's always space here to remind people about the classics. I was just a little surprised, is all. That's probably the best single GD video there is!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 6, 2011 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 72 Video (to me, anyway)

Only wish I had known about it earlier, having a video record of that China>Rider and Darkstar is incredible. I will certainly return to it again and again.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 6, 2011 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 72 Video (to me, anyway)

And all the.. um... wildlife doesn't hurt either :)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 6, 2011 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: One and the Same? The mind boggles...

Yeah, but it would have been nice if the Overalls Dude from the Dead Movie could have given some clothing advice to the Pole Dude.

EDIT: What if the Pole Dude and the Overalls Dude are the same Dude? What if the Pole Dude was approached by some band dude after the Veneta show and told "Hey, dude, you better put on some clothes for the next video shoot..."

The dude abides...(only now he abides in overalls, not buck-naked on a pole)

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2011-06-06 16:57:28

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jun 6, 2011 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One and the Same? The mind boggles...

As long as it doesnt involve bad poem guy or royalty guy from the concession stand I am good!

Who could forget this fine poem...

If the dead were to die
I'd have reason to cry,
'cus the band i used to see
would be a cold memory;
But if the dead were to live,
free concerts they'd give;
Jerry G. on guitar
Would bring ... near and far;
If the dead were deceased
there would be no street peace,
we'd take all the power,
skin the cat and take a shower;
But if the dead live long
we'll be singing there songs,
and we'll all be so glad
momma' hated diesel so bad."


This post was modified by Skobud on 2011-06-06 17:37:20

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 6, 2011 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One and the Same? The mind boggles...

Thank you Skobud,I didn't think it was possible,but it is far worse in print than his lame recitation in the movie."We'd take all the power,skin the cat ,and take a shower" sends the mind reeling.I laughed so hard I teared up.